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FF247 FPL Team GW9

FF247 FPL Team GW9 Welcome to FF247 FPL Team GW9 Rite of passage Remember GW8? Barely? Well hear us now as we take you back and display our feathers proudly. 67 points – 12 above the average – whilst good, is not exactly earth- shattering, but taken in the context of our previous two weeks where we were below average and taking hits (well one), then we’re content and ready to grasp the nettle and tackle the week ahead vigorously… …and more on that later. What seems like TEN Fridays ago, Southampton beat Newcastle United 2-0 and Alex McCarthy made it four clean sheets in six for our team. We still have the two Newcastle boys who posted just two points each. Elsewhere on the Friday Charlie Taylor (8) was the toast of FF247 towers with his two bonus points supplementing his clean ...[Read More]

FF247 FPL Team GW8

FF247 FPL Team GW8 Welcome to FF247 FPL Team GW8. This is a democracy, goddamit! Anyone who has followed the FF247 Site Team article over the years will know that we’ve tried to do the right thing and follow a democratic voting process. Tried being the operative word, as you’ll probably also know that that’s difficult when you have one particular ‘leader’ who has a tendency to simply ignore said process if he doesn’t necessarily agree with it. At least in our case it definitely isn’t fraud, it’s balls out dictatorship! Let’s see how we got on last week… EIGHT POINTS BELOW THE AVERAGE! After being five behind the average in GW6, BEFORE you count the -4 we took back then, we have found ourselves yet again on the wrong side of the line in GW7, scoring a wholly uninspiring 45 points this...[Read More]

FF247 FPL Team GW7

FF247 FPL Team GW7 We go again… In what was undoubtedly a quiet week all round we scored 43 points in total, which was further damned by the -4 points hit we took to bring in Ezri Konsa (and Mohamed Salah). So in a week where the average score of 48 meant that anything like 60-70 points was somehow doubly good, we don’t have to concern ourselves with that. We just sit here and reflect that Salah had a goal ruled out for offside (correctly, we don’t pedal anti-VAR nonsense here) and had one off the post to grab us 4 points as Captain whilst Sadio Mane got 8 (which would have been 16!) We’ve said it from the start… MANE IS MORE EXPLOSIVE! (Slight in-joke, but see last weeks article for reference). The rest of the team then: the aforementioned Konsa conceded three and along with ‘...[Read More]

FF247 FPL Team GW6

FF247 FPL Team GW6 Welcome to FF247 FPL Team GW6 In our defence… It’s fair to say that when we decided to start the season with a double up of Liverpool at the back we were hoping for more than just the solitary clean sheet, and we certainly weren’t expecting that they would have conceded an average of nearly two per game (albeit it somewhat skewed by that Villa thrashing). The hapless duo got us two points this week, between them. We can then only assume that a certain Mr Pickford had seen our team and decided that enough was enough… They weren’t alone though as Ryan and Mitchell served only to double the entire total of our back-line to four points. Taylor sat laughing at us from the bench with five. Things got a bit better up top with goals galore as Havertz, Jimenez and DCL...[Read More]

FF247 FPL Team GW5

FF247 FPL Team GW5 Welcome to FF247 FPL Team GW5 I’m Spider-Man In this the almightiest of WTF seasons, how’s this for an encapsulation of it in all its weird and wonderful glory? Last week’s team scored 59 points. Eleven points above the average. If we took away the scores of Alain Saint-Maximin (12) & Callum Wilson (16) – and let’s be honest who would take them out ahead of a game against toiling Burnley, who I ask you … who? – and replaced them with two jobber 2-pointers, we would have scored 35 points and been THIRTEEN points behind the average. Ha’way the lads! If the two of our Geordie-doubting Site Team who shall remain nameless haven’t already tossed their phone or laptop out of the nearest window and are still reading this sentence then well done you! For the polar opposite o...[Read More]

FF247 FPL Team GW4

FF247 FPL Team GW4 Welcome to FF247 FPL Team GW4. Glass half full…. As the UK government has shown consistently this year, there is always more than one way to perceive data. As I (Cookie) write this I look upon the site team with pride after GW3. We scored 48pts beating the average by a full 5pts and recorded our first green arrow of the season, jumping almost 500k places, no mean feat I’m sure you would agree. In a week where scores were low and in some cases quite unpredictable we have come through unscathed and in decent shape. Some others on the committee may point fingers at our transfer policy which saw us sell hat-trick hero Vardy for that clown Jiménez who did at least score, just in the wrong net. Unfortunate I’d say. Oh cr@p, here comes Init, he doesn’t look too happ...[Read More]

FF247 FPL Team GW3

FF247 FPL Team GW3 Welcome to FF247 FPL Team GW3 ¡Arriba, Arriba! Thank the good lord for Mitrović, for our cheap and nasty striker was our highest scorer this week with his brace at Leeds leading to a dozen very gratefully received points. Aside from him it was our men at the back who kept us afloat with clean sheets from Ryan, TAA and VVD while Taylor chipped in with an assist. Captain Aubameyang contributed a mere assist at home to the Hammers and will be lucky to survive the chop. Midfield maestros Havertz and Saint-Maximin hardly troubled the scorers while Vardy and Wilson weren’t much better. In fact, when Leicester score four and Vardy isn’t involved in one bit of it then you probably know the writing is on the wall for your GW. Our score of 53 was below par and has brought us...[Read More]

FF247 Fantasy Football Site Team GW2

FF247 Fantasy Football Site Team GW2 DODGED A BULLET All that tinkering and furore ahead of GW1 and we didn’t even select the most obvious player. But we had our reasons and we felt justified, although watching Salah open up with a hat-trick was a tad galling for us and no doubt all of the other non-owners out there. In retrospect we probably got away with it better than most as we scored 59pts vs an average of 50. Captain Aubameyang opened up with a rare goal on his travels and 7pts (doubled) is acceptable and far from a failure. Mitrović on the other hand was a complete shocker as he couldn’t even claim a start and got just 27mins off the bench. Our secret weapon Tyrick Mitchell was a definite win though as he bagged a clean sheet vs Saints, while Van Dijk at least combined his comical d...[Read More]

FF247 Fantasy Football Site Team GW1

FF247 Fantasy Football Site Team GW1 Knee deep in… It seems like only yesterday that we were picking our GW38+ team… oh, hang on. Well, we might not be refreshed but we are certainly back regardless and much like many an FPL manager we have been struggling to find those dirt cheap defenders, whilst being knee deep in premium mids and wondering how on earth we then go about accommodating the Manchester contingent once they bother to grace us with their presence. Let’s go and see how we have decided to tackle it all, but first a quick recap on how last season ended for us: 2019/20 Result Could have been better, could have been a lot worse. We wrapped up the season in GW38+ with 65 points. That saw us get a small red arrow but we only dropped a few thousand places. Overall we landed at ...[Read More]

FPL Devil’s Advocate

FPL Devil’s Advocate Season 2, Episode 1 Welcome to Devil’s Advocate. Smash and I have reunited and decided to have a bit of a tussle over his FPL team again this season. We promise that no tea cups will be harmed in the making of this article. Hopefully his team will also address some of the concerns that you may have and I think that what you will find is that it is OK to be unsure. Being ready to adjust as pre-season continues and paying close attention to little details are the makings of a strong FPL manager. As you will see, Smash is seemingly changing his mind mid-sentence. 😉 Just kidding, sort of. Anyway, let’s get to it. Team Smash Keepers Mito: OK Smash, I am not going to waste too much time on your keepers. I mean when someone spends 8.5mln on two players they ...[Read More]

FF247 Fantasy Football Site Team GW30

FF247 Fantasy Football Site Team GW30 APOCALYPSE NOW! Is actually surprisingly hard to spell! Then again it’s not often you have to actually write it, fortunately. We did this week though, for multiple reasons. The obvious being the turmoil we are in globally with matches / entire leagues being suspended and the uncertainty of what will happen here. The second was when we viewed our points this week. Or lack of. Granted we got a bit shafted with the DGW postponment having brought in Saka and Aubameyang (as captain) specifically for it, and having held onto KDB too. But even so… 31. Do us a favour! We’ll spare you the horror story but other than Salah getting a goal we didn’t have a single other player score above 3 points. And we had some good players, with decent f...[Read More]

FF247 Fantasy Football Site Team GW29

FF247 Fantasy Football Site Team GW29 How far in does one go… said the priest to the… We’re here all week. It was also the question posed this week as we considered exactly what constituted enough DGW coverage. But more on that later. Let’s deal with last week first. A celebration of dullness. In the most weird of game-weeks we somehow scored 41 points, which saw us comfortably beat the ridiculously low average of 26 points. We won’t complain that 29 of our 41 points came from just four of our team. Indeed, we gained 22 points from the goalless draw betweem Newcastle and Burnley thanks to a 10pt haul from Pope and clean sheets from Lascelles and new recruit Taylor, who only made it into our XI as an autosub for the injured Vardy. Jiménez did us proud with a late 7pt...[Read More]

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